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Issue 3

19 Jan 2022

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Meetings, Seminars, Conferences & Workshops

(1) Game Changers Programme 2022: Trócaire

The programme invites Primary, Post-Primary and Youth groups to create a development education game focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and submit it to the annual Game Changers Competition. The programme provides an opportunity for young people to explore the SDGs, get creative, and raise awareness of global justice issues. Game Changers will be offered as both an online and face to face programme. Step 1: CPD session for educators focusing on Games Based Learning and the SDGs; Step 2: Online/face to face school-based workshop for students focusing on games creation; Step 3: Testing of game concepts with peers for feedback. Once all 3 steps are completed, young people enter their games into the 2022 competition, closing date 8 April. For further information, please contact Closing date for applications to Step One are in January 2022. Register here.

(2) The Dublin Meeting in Patient-Centred Global Surgery: RCSI Institute of Global Surgery: 15 - 16 March

This Meeting will take place on 15-16 March 2022. The opening event on 15 March will be an in-person Speaker event at the Desmond Auditorium, 26 York Street, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin 2. The opening event is free of charge, but registration is required and attendance will be capped once venue capacity is reached. The Meeting on the 16 will be fully online. All accepted abstracts will be presented online on the 16 March. Early Bird Registration is open until 31 January. Register here

Situations Vacant - Paid Posts

(1) Concern Worldwide - Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally 

Concern Worldwide is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in Ireland and internationally. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply.

(2) GOAL - Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally

GOAL is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in a number of countries. Full details are available here. Details for current invitations to tender for consultancies can be found here. Various closing dates apply.

(3) Trócaire - Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally

Trócaire is currently advertising vacancies for various roles in a number of countries. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply.

(4) Oxfam Ireland – Vacancies in Ireland and Internationally.

Oxfam Ireland is currently advertising vacancies for various roles. Find out more about these roles. Various closing dates apply.

(5) Monitoring & Evaluation Consultancy for Irish Aid funded Global Citizenship Education Programme: Trócaire 

The services are required of an external M&E consultant with specific knowledge, skills and experience relating to Irish Aid funded Public Engagement (PE) and Development Education (DE) programmes of work. The particular body of work covered by this Request for Tender document relates to Irish Aid’s new Global Citizenship Education (GCE) stream of the new A Better World fund 2023 –2027. Find out more. Closing date: 19 January. 

(6)Marketing Role - Short Term : Irish Global Health Network

We are looking for a dynamic person to join our team on a consultancy basis to support us with business development. We have a strong and successful programme of work, active partners and members, and a clear brand identity. We would like to build on recent successes to ensure long term engagement and sustainability around our current work plan. Broadly, we are looking to further develop and implement approved strategies to raise support in each of the following streams of work: Conferences and Events; Global Health Incubator Initiative; Podcasts; Engagement and expansion of the Friends of the Network programme; New training and accreditation programme (information will be provided at interview stage and this point is not necessary for application submission). Find out more. Closing date: 20 January. 

(7) Direct Marketing Coordinator (Maternity Cover): Irish Red Cross

The Irish Red Cross is seeking an experienced candidate for the role of Direct Marketing Coordinator (Maternity Cover) to help us with the ongoing growth and implementation of its expanding Individual Giving Programme. This six-month maternity-cover contract will provide the opportunity for the successful candidate to directly contribute to the IRC’s direct mail programme as well as electronic appeals and communications and participate in the strategic growth of this critical fundraising programme. Find out more. Closing date: 26 January. 

(8) Consultancy to facilitate development of Strategic Plan 2022-2025: Development Studies Association, Ireland

The Development Studies Association, Ireland (DSAI) is calling for a tender for consultancy to facilitate the development of DSAI Strategic Plan 2022-2025. The work will commence at the end of Feb/early March 2022 and be completed by May 2022. Tenders should be submitted by email to with ‘Strategic Plan Tender’ in the subject line. Tenders that are delivered late will not be considered. DSAI is a membership based and membership driven organisation including individual and institutional members. It is an independent all Ireland association. Find out more. Closing date: 26 January.

(9) Fundraising Executive (Corporate Partners): Irish Red Cross

Fundraising Executive (Corporate Partners) is responsible for delivering funds from Corporate donors. We are seeking a dynamic individual with exceptional motivation and networking skills to drive this critical and expanding area of Irish Red Cross fundraising. This is an exciting role for a self-starting individual who wants to make a difference working with one of Ireland’s most respected charity organisations. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and be willing to proactively engage with donors on a routine basis. This candidate will also have the capacity to draft concise and articulate proposals and be comfortable delivering presentations and programme updates in informal and formal settings. Find out more. Closing date: 28 January. 

(10) Head of Fundraising (Maternity Cover): ActionAid Ireland

ActionAid Ireland is seeking a passionate, dynamic, caring and creative Head of Fundraising to join our team on a fixed-term maternity cover. As Head of Fundraising you will be a key leader within ActionAid Ireland’s Senior Leadership Team and responsible for driving and overseeing the organisational fundraising strategy, resource mobilisation, diversifying funding income and managing the fundraising team. You will be a champion for women’s and girls’ rights, committed to shifting power and passionate about anti-racist fundraising. You will have extensive fundraising experience in a leadership capacity and a proven track record of overseeing high-impact fundraising and a demonstrable track record in diversifying funding sources. You will have excellent understanding of digital fundraising and supporter care. Find out more. Closing date: 28 January. 

(11) Digital Marketing Officer: Christian Aid

Reporting to the Digital Marketing Manager, this post is responsible for effective implementation of our Fundraising Strategy. Working alongside the Digital Marketing Manager, the post holder will contribute their expertise in digital fundraising/digital marketing to achieve key aims and key outcomes. This is a full time, permanent role, based in Belfast or Dublin. Salary:  £23,517- £26,740. Find out more. Closing date: 30 January. 

(12) Advocacy and Policy Officer: Christian Aid

This post will contribute to deepening the effectiveness of our Policy and Advocacy work in Ireland.   It’s an exciting opportunity to develop and support our work in relation to key areas of focus:  economic justice, climate justice, business and human rights, tackling violence & building peace, and specific country contexts including Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory and Colombia. This is a full time, permanent role, based in Dublin. Salary: €43,742 per annum. Find out more. Closing date: 30 January. 

(13) Administrative Assistant – Programmes: Christian Aid 

The post holder will provide effective and efficient administrative support for the Programme Development Unit (PDU), the From Violence to Peace Unit and, when possible, the Advocacy and Policy Unit. The role will also be the first point of contact for the public with Christian Aid Ireland through reception and telephone duties (responsibilities shared with the Income Assistant). This is a full time, permanent role, based in Dublin. Salary:  €26,505 per annum. Find out more. Closing date: 30 January. 

(14) Capacity Building and Volunteering Quality Project Officer: Comhlámh

We are recruiting a Capacity Building & Volunteering Quality Project Officer, who will play a key role in enabling us to promote values-based volunteering rooted in global citizenship education (GCE) approaches at this time of significant change. The person will monitor and support a network of over 35 volunteer sending agencies (VSAs) in implementing Comhlámh’s Code of Good Practice (CoGP) for Volunteer Sending Agencies. The Project Officer manages the strategic development of the CoGP through facilitating working groups’ participation and promotes visibility of the Code through the facilitation of a network of supporting organisations. Find out more. Closing date: 3 February. 

(15) Data, CRM, and Insights Coordinator: GOAL 

An important role within the Fundraising and Marketing team, the Data, CRM and Insights Coordinator will be responsible for the development and delivery of a CRM Strategy and wider use of data, ensuring a data led approach to GOAL’s fundraising and marketing activities. This will be achieved through the provision of excellent targeting and data segmentation, evaluation and reporting, and increasing adoption and utilisation of data and related systems in the activities of the wider fundraising team. Location: Dublin. Duration 12 Month FTC. Find out more. Closing date: 4 February.

(16) Chief Executive Officer: Comhlámh

The CEO is responsible for leading on the vision, strategy and governance of Comhlámh. The role provides opportunities to make a difference amongst those interested in international development and global solidarity work. This role will suit someone who is steeped in social justice or human rights with a deep understanding of development education and the principles of community development. An understanding and analysis of the current discourses on the relationships between values-led volunteering and global citizenship would be a central aspect of the role. A track record of securing and attracting donor funding is a prerequisite to be successful in this role as well as experience in dealing with government departments. Working from a values perspective is essential to what Comhlámh is about. Find out more. Closing date: 7 February.

(17) Consultancy for provision of Safety & Security Advice: Misean Cara

Misean Cara is inviting tenders for the provision of safety and security advice covering staff travel to project sites throughout the Global South and overall organisational crisis management. Full details of the invitation to tender may be obtained by emailing Closing date: 9 February.   

(18) Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager: World Vision Ireland 

The MEAL Manager will work across all programmes, with a particular focus on institutional grants, ensuring that efficient monitoring and evaluation plans are in place and delivered on.  Working closely with relevant portfolio managers the MEAL Manager will be responsible for, among others, planning, coordinating data collection and leading analysis of baseline and end line evaluations. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis so early application is advised. Find out more. Closing date: 11 February. 

(19) Global Safeguarding Manager: Self Help Africa

Self Help Africa (SHA) is an ambitious, leading INGO focused on agriculture and agri-business as the engine of growth for smallholder farmers in Africa. The Gorta Group (SHA, Partner Africa, Tru Trade) is looking for a Global Safeguarding Manager who will work to ensure the Group fulfils the highest possible standards of safeguarding for children, young people and adults and supports a positive safeguarding culture throughout our work. The Gorta Group merged with United Purpose in 2021. Together, we continue to deliver on our missions, while at the same time ensuring that our compliance, safeguarding, accounting and delivery systems are world class. In addition, programmes will expand beyond the continent of Africa to include Bangladesh and Brazil. The permanent position is open to applicants from SHA and United Purpose countries including Ireland. Find out more. Closing date: Rolling deadline. 

(20) Digital Marketing Specialist: ActionAid

ActionAid Ireland is seeking a highly skilled, passionate, dynamic, caring and creative Digital Marketing Specialist to join our team. As Digital Marketing Specialist you will work within the innovative and dynamic fundraising team, systematically testing, evaluating, adjusting, and rolling out Paid Digital activity to acquire online financial and non-financial givers. This work is fundamental to maintain funding to support our work to eradicate poverty and inequality. This highly creative role will include developing ideas and copywriting, as well as the technical set-up of ads and donor journeys across digital platforms. Find out more. Closing date: Rolling deadline.

(21) Country Director, Ethiopia: Self Help Africa 

Self Help Africa (SHA) is an international NGO, dedicated to the vision of an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa. Working in nine countries throughout Africa, SHA focuses on agriculture and agribusiness as the engine of growth in Africa. We are now recruiting for a dynamic and entrepreneurial Country Director to lead our team in Ethiopia. Find out more. Closing date: Rolling deadline. 

Situations Vacant - Internships and Volunteer Posts

(1) UN Youth Volunteers

UN Volunteers is currently seeking applications from Irish citizens and EEA nationals resident in Ireland for 3 new Irish Aid funded Youth UNV positions in Africa, and the Caribbean. Ireland supports UNV in its work of deploying volunteers, promoting volunteerism, testing new and innovative approaches to volunteering, as well as undertaking research and analysis. These 3 Youth UNV assignments present the opportunity for successful applicants to develop and apply their skills, knowledge, and capacities in promoting sustainable development as volunteers within UN agencies in regional and country offices over a period of 12 months. 

(2) Professional Intern - Communications and Business Development: Irish Global Health Network

The Irish Global Health Network is looking for Internship applications from graduates looking for a start in the area of global health or the international development sector. We are a small but agile internationally focused organisation. You will get the opportunity to gain excellent hands-on experience in the field of global health; contributing to web, social media and print editorial; helping build brand awareness and build brand profile; business development including new initiatives to recruit members, retain members and host partnerships; generating M&E reports and a host of other duties. Please note that applications must be submitted by email to Find out more. Closing date: 28 January.

(3) Board Vacancies: CBM Ireland 

CBM is seeking a number of trustees to join its board skilled in the following areas; Marketing & Communications; Advocacy; and International Development. Find out more. Closing date: Rolling until position filled.

Courses and Training

(1) Applications open for Skills in Development Education: UCDVO and Comhlámh: 20 January

This participatory course beginning in January comprises seven evening modules and a one-day practical workshop that aims to equip participants with the skills and methodologies to work effectively with groups on global development and social justice issues in a friendly, informal environment. This course will take place in UCD, Belfield from 25 January - 8 March. Applications for the course are open until 20 January. Find out more

(2) Advanced Security Awareness Course: Eurocheck Security: 24 - 25 January

Our security awareness courses are suitable for individuals who are currently working in or are going to work in low to medium risk areas. They will help to ensure that you keep yourself and those you are working with safer. Our main courses are conducted in Kildare but we can also run short bespoke courses at your own location. Suitable for NGOs, Charities, journalists, students, human rights workers and volunteers. Reduced rates for regular clients and for organisations sending four or more participants. Contact us at 086 8142446 or at Find out more

(3) Basic Hostile Environment Course: Eurocheck Security: 24 - 26 January

Our basic hostile environment courses are suitable for individuals who are currently working in or are going to work in medium to high-risk areas. They will help to ensure that you keep yourself and those you are working with safer. In addition to the normal security subjects covered in the security awareness courses, this course includes modules on kidnap, landmines, trauma, sexual assault and extensive exercises and role plays. Our main courses are conducted in Kildare but we can also run short bespoke courses at your own location. Suitable for NGOs, Charities, journalists, students, human rights workers and volunteers. Reduced rates for regular clients and for organisations sending four or more students. Contact us at 086 8142446 or at Find out more

(4) The Upskill Academy for Campaigners: 25 January - 1 February

Are you involved in the struggle for social justice, climate, equality in Ireland? Are you keen to build your skills, confidence, analysis and campaign knowhow? Do you want to be more effective, strategic, creative in your work? Would you like an opportunity to network with and learn from other campaigners? The Upskill Academy is a series of online Workshops and Masterclasses delivered by Uplift and Act Now campaigners. The workshops are designed to allow those new to campaigning to build skills, confidence and campaign strategy, design and delivery, or for those more established campaigners who want a refresher on campaign theory and practice as they begin a new year of activism. Find out more

(5) United Edge Spring/Summer Programme: Courses and Training 

United Edge is a social enterprise working with change makers to transform our broken systems with alternative models for global justice. Please note that times for the below courses and training listed via their website links are Bangkok time (GMT +7).

  1. Panel discussion: Transformative Safeguarding: From Compliance to Justice - 27 January
  2. Justice Based Approach: a lens and framework for humanitarian, development, social change, and environmental justice - 10 February 
  3. Transformative Safeguarding Course - 7 March
  4. Justice Based Approach: Foundation Course - 16 May 

(6) Spring Global Issues Course with STAND an initiative of Suas Educational Development: 31 January - 22 March

If you're interested in taking action for global justice and building up your CV while building a better world, join us this Spring! We welcome students from all disciplines to apply and no prior knowledge of development issues is needed. The course costs just €25 thanks to the support of Irish Aid, but places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis - so apply ASAP. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from STAND. Participants must have attended at least 75% of sessions in order to receive their Certificate of Completion. All courses will take place online and will feature different expert facilitators for each of the topics - migration, environment, global health, international trade, development, and taking action. For questions about the course or application process, please contact Find out more

(7) Zero Waste and Beyond: Exploring Responses to The Planetary Emergency: Full Circle Change: 7 - 9 pm, 1 February - 8 March 

This 6-week interactive online course (via Zoom), using transformative learning methodologies, is a holistic exploration of the ecological crisis and its origins, from colonialism to commodification to consumerism.  Coming from a global justice perspective, we will look at how to respond to these issues to help bring about climate justice and a planet where all living beings can thrive. We  also look at how to deal with eco-anxiety and avoid burn-out. Rachel Dempsey (Full Circle Change) has been a changemaker/facilitator in social & environmental justice issues for over 30 years and has delivered Zero Waste Educator Training all over Ireland. Find out more

(8) Intro to Video Journalism with GORM Media: STAND an Initiative of Suas: 5 - 6.30 pm, 7 February (TBC)

This 3-part training facilitated by Gorm Media’s founder, Mamobo Ogoro, will guide you in transforming written journalistic news and opinion pieces into dynamic and engaging video content. In order to get the most out of this training we highly recommend that participants attend all 3 training sessions. All levels of writers, journalists, and social justice-minded activists are encouraged to join! Participants will receive guidance on creative and technical aspects of developing scripts, insights into shooting and editing decisions, and support for considering design elements. As a participant, you’ll have the opportunity to join the STAND News Team and to showcase your work on the STAND News website! Contact STAND for information regarding the waiting list. 

(9) Online Hostile Environment Course: Eurocheck Security Consultants Limited:  21 - 24 February

Established in 2001, Eurocheck is a worldwide leader in providing security training and support to NGOs, aid agencies, human rights workers, charities, students, and journalists. Our security trainers are specialists in their fields and have all worked in various hostile environments around the world. The cost of the upcoming online hostile course is €200 + VAT. The course is normally conducted over 4 mornings and includes pre course study, role plays and exercises.We are currently running several courses a month. Please contact us regarding availability. These courses can be taken from the safety and comfort of your home or office here in Ireland or from overseas if already deployed. Contact us at 086 8142446 or at Find out more


(1) ‘Put Children First: End Orphanage Care’ Endorsement Campaign Launch: Comhlámh and the End Orphanage Volunteering Working Group: 10 - 11.30 am, 3 February 

It is estimated that at least 5.4 million children live in institutions worldwide. Yet over 80% of these have at least one living parent. Research has shown the harm of orphanage care on children’s health, development and wellbeing and how orphanage volunteering is working to perpetuate institutional systems which separate children from their families and communities. Join Comhlámh and the End Orphanage Volunteering Working Group at the launch of its endorsement campaign to secure support for key policy recommendations on global care reform. Stephen Ucembe, Regional Advocacy Manager with Hope and Homes and founder of the Kenya Society of Careleavers, will officially launch our endorsement campaign and speak of his work and the global movement to eliminate the institutional care of children. Register here

Other Information

(1) Call for applications: Community Climate Action Programme: Climate Education, Capacity Building and Learning by Doing (Strand 2)

The purpose of this funding is to facilitate eligible organisations to collaboratively develop supports, tools, approaches and know-how to assist local communities take action on climate change. The programme aims to fund a diverse range of projects under five themes:Home/Energy; Travel; Food and Waste; Shopping and Recycling; Local Climate and Environmental Action. Grant amount that organisations can apply for: €50,000 to €100,000 (18 month proposal); €101,000 to €500,000 (36 month proposal). Get in touch with Pobal at or 01 511 7241. Find recordings of previous application support webinars hereFind out more.Closing date extended: 27 January.

(2) Launch of Scheme to Support National Organisations (SSNO) 2022-2025 

Administered by Pobal on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development, the overall aim of the SSNO is to provide multi-annual funding towards the core costs of national, community and voluntary organisations in Ireland. The SSNO primarily focuses on the provision of core funding to national organisations that: provide support (both direct and indirect) to those who are disadvantaged; demonstrate good governance; deliver services and supports that have a focus on one or more of the following: addressing poverty, addressing social exclusion, promoting equality. Get in touch with Pobal at or 01 511 7241. Register here for an information webinar 2.30 - 4 pm, 26 January. Find out more. Applications open 2 February and close 24 February. 

(3) Young Environmentalist Awards 2022: ECO-UNESCO

Registrations are open for ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards 2022.  The YEAs are the largest ECO-Action programme in Ireland.  ECO-UNESCO will recognise and reward young people (ages 10-18) who take practical action to improve the environment.  If you have an idea or if you’ve already completed a project, registration only takes 5 minutes! Find out more. Closing date: 20 February.  

(4)  Master’s International Student Scholarship Scheme: Maynooth University

The Maynooth University Department of International Development is pleased to announce the Master’s International Student Scholarship Scheme for the forthcoming academic year, 2022-23 is now open to applicants. The Department is offering up to two half international-fee scholarships to outstanding individuals wishing to pursue the full-time taught MA in International Development, or the MA in International Peacebuilding, Security and Development Practice. The two scholarships will be offered on a gender equality basis with at least one reserved to female applicants. Find out more



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